I've been so busy trying to spread the word, that I completely forgot to blog about 'The Story of Lace on my own blog!! Here's the spiel...
The Seminar takes place on Friday 29th April, and is open to all. Talks on the History of Irish Lace will be given by Máire Treanor, author of Clones Lace, and Nora Finnegan, who runs the Kenmare Lace Museum, two of Ireland’s finest lace-makers. There will be a viewing of ‘'Irish Lace' from *Hands* a series of documentaries made for RTE in the 1970s/80s, on the final years of traditional rural and urban life in Ireland. At the end of the seminar, there will be a Q&A session, where you can bring along your antique lace to be identified by Máire and Nora.
Workshops 30th April 2011
Kenmare Lace with Nora and Irish Crochet Lace with Máire are taking place on Saturday 30th April. Basic sewing and crochet skills is required for the workshop and places are limited to 12.
Cost: €40 (€20 non-refundable deposit to book your place).
I am really excited, because lately I have become obsessed with lace. (Check out my Lace Inspired collection on Pinterest!). And to have 2 of Irelands expert lace-makers teaching workshops, as well as an exhibition of antique and modern lace, in my town is just fantastic. I could spiel on about lace, its history, etc, but I think you should just come to Dingle, and find out for yourself...
Its going to be a fantastic weekend, because not only is the Pan Celtic Festival on, Feile n Bealtaine also kicks off. So Dingle will be hopping!